|Malaria -- Groks Science Show 2008-03-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Malaria has often been regarded as a third world disease. Yet, it has been found worldwide, with socioeconomic factors largely contributing to its prevalence or absence in different regions. On this program, Prof. Randall Packard discussed the history and treatment of malaria.
Keywords: science; medicine; public health
|Testosterone Factor -- Groks Science Show 2006-05-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
One little hormone can make a big difference in the life of men, especially when those levels start to drop. On this program, Dr. Shafiq Qaadri joined us to discuss the testosterone factor.
Keywords: science; men's health; testosterone
|WHO and Taiwan -- Groks Science Show 2006-05-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
All countries are eligible for membership into the World Health Organization (WHO) with one notable exception. On this program, Dr. Julin Tang and Dr. Sophia Yen discussed Taiwan's efforts into joining this health organization.
Keywords: science; world health
|Global Health Care -- Groks Science Show 2006-10-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Global health care disparaties are all to evident, made even more stark by the remarkable advances in medical science. But, what can be done to resolve these global health care inequities? On this program, Dr. Edward O'Neill, Jr. discussed health care solutions.
Keywords: science; health care
|Health Care Data -- Groks Science Show 2014-07-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Health care data is increasingly vulnerable to hackers. On this episode, Paul Oster discussed protecting health care data.
Keywords: science; health; data; groks
|Fructose Disease -- Groks Science Show 2008-07-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Fructose in the diet is the cause of many health problems. On this program, Prof. Richard Johnson discussed the effects of high fructose consumption.
Keywords: science; fructose; health
|Improving Your Health with Cats and Dogs -- Groks Science Show 2014-07-16 - Chenan Zhang|
Cats and dogs: companions, protectors, health-improvers? We love our furry friends, but recent studies show that cats and dogs may benefit us in ways that go beyond companionship. Groks hosts Samantha Thomas, Chenan Zhang and guest-host Courtney Kagan discuss research findings that show how these animals can boost our health and well-being.
Keywords: Pets; Cats; Dogs; Health; Immune system
|The Human Animal Bond -- Groks Science Show 2014-08-06|
We do a lot for our pets and often even treat them like family members. But it turns out, they’re paying us back by improving our health. Dr. Alan Beck, Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University joins us to talk about his work studying the effect that animals have on the physical and psychological well-being of the people they spend time with. We’ll talk about what benefits the average person can expect to get from their pets but we’ll also learn which animals a...
Keywords: animals; health; Alan Beck; veterinary; Alzheimers
|Health Care Reform -- Groks Science Show 2012-02-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Affordable Care Act continues to spur debate and confusion. What are the consequences of the health care reform act? On this program, Prof. Jonathan Gruber discussed health care reform.
Keywords: science; health care; affordable care act; groks
|Vaccine Safety -- Groks Science Show 2009-03-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Modern vaccines have contained many diseases in the world. Yet, despite their success, or perhaps because of it, dubious concerns have been raised regarding their safety and necessity. On this program, Dr. Martin Myers discussed the safety of modern vaccines.
Keywords: vaccines; immunology; science; groks; public health
|MRSA -- Groks Science Show 2010-05-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
MRSA, otherwise known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, may be the greatest public health threat since AIDS. What is being done to combat this deadly disease? On this program, Maryn McKenna discussed the threat of this Superbug.
Keywords: science; MRSA; epidemiology; biology; public health; groks
|The Science of Longevity -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-01 - Joanna Rowell|
Who doesn't want to live a longer, healthier life? But what is the science behind the many different health fads, and what can a laboratory worm, the nematode, teach us about longevity? On this episode, Professor Ted Anton joins us to discuss his book, "The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth."
Keywords: Ted Anton; longevity; insulin; nematodes; resveratrol; health; aging
|Sexual Identity and Social Media -- Groks Science Show 2011-05-25 - Emma Wyatt|
University of Chicago associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics and chief of Family Planning, Dr. Melissa Gilliam joins us to discuss sexual health in young people. Everything from race/ethnicity to political persuasion and social media is discussed in terms of how the younger generations think about sex, health, and identity.
Keywords: sexual health; sexual identity; social media; pediatric gynecology; science; groks
|Medical Myths -- Groks Science Show 2009-11-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Common wisdom seems to surround many medical conditions. But, how many of these popularly held beliefs are actually true? On this program, Anahad O'Connor discussed the facts and myths about our health and the world we live in.
Keywords: science; health; medicine; myths; always follow the elephants; groks
|Mindful Body -- Groks Science Show 2009-07-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The remarkable operations of the human body are often unnoticed until something goes awry. These unintended consequences can be avoided by simply paying attention to our bodies. On this program, Dr. Jeffrey Brantley discussed achieving a mindful body.
Keywords: science; mindfulness; psychology; exercise; body; relaxation; health; groks
|Genetic Testing -- Groks Science Show 2010-05-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Genetic testing is the centerpiece of predictive medicine. How can genetic tests inform and empower individuals regarding their health. On this program, Dr. Brandon Colby discussed outsmarting your genes.
Keywords: science; genetics; genetic tests; biology; public health; predictive medicine; groks
|Investigating Healthy Minds-- Groks Science Show 2014-03-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Most people would agree that a biological understanding of mental illness is an important effort and, accordingly, it is widely pursued. But how often do you hear about researchers investigating positive qualities such as mindfulness, compassion, and creativity? Today we'll talk with Dr. Richard Davidson, neuroscience professor at the University of Wisconsin and director of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds...
Keywords: Brain plasticity; Mental health; meditation; Buddhism; compassion; mindfulness; brain imaging; neuroscience; Richard Davidson